How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud

Find My iPhone and iCloud work together so you can keep track of all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs, all in one place. If you're upgrading to a new device, trading in your existing one, or even selling it, however you'll want to make sure you completely remove it from Find my iPhone before letting it out of your possession. This ensures the new owner can't access your data and that they'll be able to link the device in question to their own iCloud account.

How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud with iCloud.com

  1. Put your iPhone or iPad into AirPlane mode or turn it off completely. For the Mac, turn Wi-Fi **off*, disconnect ethernet, or turn it **off* completely (not just sleep).
  2. Go to www.icloud.com/#find from any web browser on your Mac or Windows PC.
  3. Sign in to your iCloud account when prompted.
  4. If you're not immediately taken to Find My iPhone, click on Find My iPhone from the Home menu.
  5. Click on All Devices at the top of the Find My iPhone screen.
  6. Find the device you want to remove and click on it. (It must show up as Offline in order for you to be able to remove it.)
  7. Click on Remove from Account on the info screen, .
  8. Click on Remove when the popup asks for conformation.

How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud with the Find My iPhone app

  1. Put your iPhone or iPad into AirPlane mode or turn it off completely. For the Mac, turn Wi-Fi **off*, disconnect ethernet, or turn it **off* completely (not just sleep).
  2. Launch the Find My iPhone app from any iOS device. If you don't already have it you can get it for free in the App Store - Download Now
  3. Sign in with your iCloud account.
  4. Tap on the device you'd like to remove.
  5. Tap on Remove in the upper right hand corner. Remember, the device must show as offline for this option to appear.
  6. Tap on Remove on more time in the popup menu.

How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud